Who doesn’t love a classic Christmas cookie recipe? Having holiday cookies for your Christmas holiday is essential! It’s something that everyone loves to take a bite. If you’re planning to serve a delicious cookie for your guests, try this Snowflakes Christmas Cookie recipe. This is so quick to prepare and easy to bake.
Snowflake Christmas Cookie Recipe
Christmas Cookie Ingredients:
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons salt
5 cups all-purpose flour Sanding sugar or colored sprinkles, for decorating
Christmas Cookie Directions:
- Divide dough in half. Roll out each half between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer each half to a baking sheet; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks on upper and lower thirds. Remove one sheet of dough from refrigerator, and let stand 1 minute. Using a 3-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place shapes 2 inches apart on parchment- lined baking sheets. Gather together scraps, and re-roll as above; chill until firm, 10 to 15 minutes, then cut out more shapes. Repeat process with second sheet of dough.
- Decorate cookies with sanding sugar or sprinkles, as desired.
- Bake cookies in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching positions of sheets halfway through, until golden around the edges and slightly firm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets 1 minute; transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers at room temperature, up to 5 days.
Take the first bite and you will definitely love its sumptuous taste. Make sure that you set the right oven temperature and follow the procedure as stated. Feel free to be creative with its shapes to blend with the holiday season.
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